Surgery can have quite a few risks and can be a nuisance because of the recovery times. To address this inconvenience, the skin care industry has been creating many products to provide more effective treatments that can be used at home. One such product is Argireline, which is an ingredient that is designed to work in much the same way as Botox. However, the main difference is that unlike Botox, which is injected by a doctor, Argireline is applied directly to the skin as a cream or serum.
How Argireline works is based on chemistry. Argireline is made up of peptides, which are chains of amino acids that can affect how cells in the body work. When Argireline is applied to the skin, it is absorbed into the body and the ingredient’s chemical composition causes the facial muscles to contract with less force. This diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and can smooth out fine lines that appear with aging. This ingredient can be quite effective, and in some cases, users of Argireline can experience as much as a 30 percent reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.
When choosing an Argireline product, you should know that products with a higher concentration of the drug will provide the most results. Most physicians recommend products with a concentration of 10 percent or higher. The highest concentration of Argireline in any product is 20 percent.
Argireline appears to be safe. According to a study published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science, it is non-toxic orally and doesn’t cause skin irritation even at high doses. Unlike Botox injections, it doesn’t require a visit to dermatologist or other medical professional trained to do Botox injections. It can be safely used at home.
There are tons of excellent products out there that are rich in Vitamin C. This vitamin is essential in improving elasticity in the skin and boosting the production of collagen. Hyperpigmentation, (also known as sun spots or age spots) can also reduce while future damage is prevented. Anyone that is ever exposed to the sun can benefit from using a product with vitamin C. Of course we all fall under that category. So why are so many people not including this ingredient in their regimen?
Many may not yet be informed of its wonderful benefits. Some would say that cost is the factor. Others would say they just do not have the time to add yet another product to their already seemingly long regimen. CosMedix, a plant based ingredient focused company, has made incorporating a vitamin C very easy. Their product, CosMedix Pure C , is a powdered crystal form of 100% pure L-ascorbic acid —the only form of vitamin C readily absorbed by the skin. With this product, you can simply mix the crystals into any cosmetic cream or serum that you already have. (Do not use water) You place your desired cream or serum in the palm of your hand and add about six shakes, or a pea size amount of Pure C on top of it. Mix the products together and apply to your face and neck both morning and evening. Pure C will give the products you already own a performance enhancing boost!
We’re crazy for Caudalie Premier Cru. Hailing straight from France, Caudalie Premier Cru boasts three precious, effective, anti-aging ingredients extracted from the grape that are sure to please. Titrated resveratrol and viniferine grapevines and grape seed polyphenols are formulated into an elegant cream that helps to firm the skin, lessens the appearance of lines and wrinkles, lessens hyper pigmentation and dark spots caused by sun and aging, while providing antioxidant protection to reduce oxidative stress by a whopping 155%.
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Try the Caudalie Cru today and tell us what you think! We swoon over this product! It truly is the pillar of science and nature synergy.
Natural products pack a powerful punch! Our top natural eye creams deliver impressive results with a high concentration of quality natural botanicals while keeping chemicals to a minimum.
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair Eye Treatment is a top performing, powerful wrinkle fighter that nourishes the eye area and instantly lifts and firms. Juice Beauty utilizes cell rejuvenation technology with a proprietary blend of organic fruit stem cells, vitamin C and essential fatty acids. This product works at the cellular level to repair DNA and speed up cellular renewal.
Arcona Eye Dew provides hydration and helps to prevent lines and wrinkles from forming. Its instant brightening effect makes it an ideal eye treatment for under-makeup application. Skin is repaired and elasticity levels increase. Soothing blueberry extract and vitamin E nourish the delicate eye area.
Caudalie Premier Cru The Eye Cream This luxurious cream offers ultimate anti-aging action for instantly transformed eyes. Perfectly hydrated, the skin is smoother and firmer. Dark circles and puffiness fade away and the eye area is brightened with renewed youth. Perfect for the lip contour area as well.
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Turkey neck. Neck rings. Sagging. Drooping. Unsightly and unnecessary aging of the neck area. While most of us take really great care of our faces, we often leave our necks out of the anti-aging regimen. Thank goodness for neck creams! Here are our top five picks to get your neck in tip top shape, whether you’re working on correcting already existing damage, or looking to prevent those unpleasant neck troubles later on.
Perricone MD Firming Neck Therapy helps improve skin firmness and elasticity and reduces the appearance of lines, wrinkles and neck skin creases. With consistent applications, Firming Neck Therapy will help tone, tighten and form a barrier to increase the appearance of skin’s overall elasticity and thickness. It nourishes and hydrates the skin to help minimize developing lines, wrinkles and crepiness.It is odorless, non-greasy, non-staining and easily absorbs into the skin.
StriVectin-TL Tightening Neck Cream is an amazing formula for ‘turkey neck’ StriVectin Neck Cream dramatically lifts, shapes and refines the skin, producing a smoother, younger-looking contour. It’s a formula that’s best for those that are experiencing loss of elasticity or desire a neck lift effect without going under the knife. This miraculous product contains botanical extracts and lab-engineered cosmeceutical ingredients to revitalize the neck area.
Alchimie Forever Alexandrite Firming Gel for Neck and Bust is a lightweight quick absorbing gel helps to lift and tighten the neck and bust area with its green tea and rosemary complex. Also helps to lighten sun damage and brighten the skin’s appearance to restore an even-toned youthful and firm neck and décolletage.
Dermelect Self Esteem Neck Firming Lift is full of antioxidants and hydrators in Dermelect’s Self-Esteem Neck Firming Lift help to increase the elasticity and resiliency of the skin while working to nourish and tone the appearance of sagging facial contours around sensitive areas of the neck and jaw line.
So there you have it! Our neck favorites! Did we leave your favorite out of our top? Let us know which neck cream you love, and why you love it! We’d love to hear!
No women like to admit they have it, but the vast majority of us do! No matter the size, small and large are plagued by unsightly dimpling of the skin. Just as in life, some cases are worse than others. If you have waged war against cellulite for years to no avail there may be hope! Wellbox – The Lipomassage Machine was created for consumers to use in the comfort of their own home. You can defeat your archenemy cellulite once and for all!
Wellbox is a multi-purpose device that is just as effective and powerful as a professional spa treatment. The machine can be used on the body to reduce cellulite or on the face to help treat fine lines and wrinkles. On the body, the Wellbox roll treatment head stimulates fat cells and fibroblasts boosting natural cellular function. In addition, localized fat cells are released creating a smoother sleeker silhouette. For the face, a different treatment head is used to stimulate collagen and elastin production.
The device utilizes two modes: Self-Lipomassage to release stubborn localized fat that is resistant to a healthy diet and exercise and Self-Liftmassage to help tighten sagging skin, smooth lines and give a healthy glow to the face, neck and décolleté. For best results it’s recommended to use 2-5 times a week, for 3-6 minutes per area for one month consecutively. Maintenance treatments are recommended once or twice monthly for continued results.
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As the summer rolls on we find ourselves gravitating toward vitamin C products that lighten, brighten, and tighten. But, are all Vitamin C products created equal?
One of the newest forms of Vitamin C, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate is a stable, lipid soluble form. This type of Vitamin C is generally recognized by the skin better than a water soluble from of Vitamin C such as L-Ascorbic Acid.
Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate has many benefits that help it stand out from the rest. This form of Vitamin C has been shown to stimulate the production of Glycosaminoglycans which are proteins that keep the skin hydrated. It’s gentle, so even people with the most sensitive skin can use it. And the stability of Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate is about 18 months, which is longer than other forms of Vitamin C at about six months.
One of our favorite Vitamin C products with Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate is SkinMedica Vitamin C Plus E Complex. This rejuvenating complex is formulated with 15% Vitamin C to help to reduce wrinkles, fine lines and sun spots while fighting the future damaging effects of the sun.
You can detox your body for fall with this DIY firming coffee body scrub. This luxurious body scrub contains coffee, coconut, and hydrating oils to tighten, exfoliate, and nourish the skin. Coffee is stimulating and firming and acts as an anti cellulite product, while coconut provides additional exfoliation and antioxidant benefits. This scrub is also great to use before you apply your self tanner because it will exfoliate and nourish the skin.
To make this homemade concoction you will need the following ingredients:
¼ cup ground coffee beans –
1½ cups raw sugar (for sensitive skin use pure cane sugar because it will be less abrasive)
¼ cup shredded coconut-
¾ cup macadamia nut oil or olive oil
1 tsp. honey
2-5 drops essential oil of choice (try orange or peppermint)
You will mix the ingredients together adding the honey and essential oil last. You will want to store in an air tight container at room temperature. Canning jars work great or you can go to any health food store or specialty shop and pick up a plastic or glass container. Apply to moist skin to your whole body, paying close attention to those problem areas, like elbows, knees, and feet. Rinse well with warm water then pat your skin dry. For added benefits apply a hydrating body lotion to seal in moisture. We like the Juice Beauty Green Apple Extra Firming Body Moisturizer.
You will want to use up your scrub in a few weeks time since there are no preservatives. You can make a double batch and give away as gifts too! While we do carry a lot of amazing body products at SkinStore, we love to experiment with DIY recipes too! Get creative and craft up your own anti-aging body recipe! Got any good ones? Please share with us in the comments below!
The seasons are changing, and we’re happy to embrace the cooler weather and all of the wonderful things that come with it. Some of our favorite autumn classics include pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks, cozy wool coats, and chilly football games. But our most favorite things about the new season are the new beauty products and trends, of course! Switching seasons also means switching skin care routines and incorporating products that will get us through the cold months ahead. Fall is also a great time to preview holiday gift ideas! Here are some of our newest SkinStore.com launches that are quickly becoming staff and customer favorites.
Clarisonic PLUS Skin Care System with Deep Pore Cleansing in Blue. While you may go into lazy hibernation mode this fall, you shouldn’t let your skin do the same. Your face and body are in need of deep cleansing and exfoliation, and Clarisonic makes it fun and easy. The PLUS system works wonders for the face and the body with its four speed settings, and the new Deep Pore Cleansing Brush Head gets those stubborn trouble areas clean and clear with the push of a button.
ARCONA White Ice will hydrate your skin through the icy cool weather to come, and because it’s now available in a jumbo size you won’t have to worry about running out too soon. This lightweight gel will moisturize deep within the dermis, won’t clog pores, but will protect your skin against environmental assault.
Even though it’ll be chilly out it doesn’t mean you have to hide your neck, your neck will get all of the tender loving care it deserves with StriVectin TL Neck Firming Cream so you’ll want to show off your new swan-like self. The TL Neck Firming Cream uses breakthrough niacin powered technology to visibly restore firmness, shape, and contour while providing an immediate tightening effect.
If you’re looking for a total regimen overhaul then look no further, because our newest addition is sure to be one of our best as Bioelements joins the SkinStore.com family. Since the early 90’s Bioelements products have been dominating the spa world with their innovative formulas that provide clinical-results. Founded by one of the first ever licensed estheticians the Bioelements brand brings innovative skincare technology and the spa experience straight to your home.
Cool weather doesn’t mean skipping sunscreen OR deodorant, so make sure to stock up on both, because getting a sunburn in the middle of fall is completely possible, and unfortunately smelling bad is too. We’re loving the new LaVanilla deodorants because they’re free of all the bad stuff like petrochemicals, phthalates, proplyne glycols, and synthetic dyes. They are chockfull of powerful antioxidants, essential oils, and soothing hydrators.
One of our worst things about cool weather is chapped, red, dry skin. We’re thankful for ATOAPLM! The original ATOPALM Intensive Moisturizing Cream has a cult following, and the new ATOPALM 130+ Concentrated Intensive Cream will surely be a hit. Enriched with olive oil, grape seed oil, and vitamin E, this parabens-free multi lamellar emulsion formula mimics the structure of the skin lipids, healing to restore the skin’s barrier function. It’s also great for rosacea, and for razor burn.
Dr.Perricone, a pioneer in the skincare industry is always coming up with the latest and greatest. Perricone MD Cold Plasma products were a hot hit during the summer time, and they’ll surely sell like hotcakes in the fall. In time for fall Perricone MD Cold Plasma had a growth spurt and is now available in a 2 oz super-size! The best thing is that it’s a $300 value for only $229!
Eating right and working out can only do so much when it comes to cellulite and stretch marks. Dermatologist, pharmacist and researcher, Howard Murad, M.D. created such a supplement that is a clinically proven complex that encourages the appearance of firmer skin by up to 78% in eight weeks. It also supports skin strength by helping to improve the visual texture of stretch marks by up to 47% in eight weeks! We’re amazed by the Murad Firm and Tone Dietary Supplement Pack!